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Headword: Ῥύδην
Adler number: rho,283
Translated headword: flowingly, abundantly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] strongly,[1] and in a mass. Thus Cratinus [sc. uses the word].[2]
They also say ῥυδόν .
"They are abundantly enriched."[3] Meaning they are abundantly and flowingly wealthy.[4] Or poured out.[5]
Meaning very much.
Greek Original:
Ῥύδην: σφοδρῶς, καὶ ἀθρόως. οὕτω Κρατῖνος. λέγεται καὶ Ῥυδόν. ῥυδὸν ἀφνύνονται. ἀντὶ τοῦ ῥύδην καὶ ῥευστικῶς πλουτοῦσιν. ἢ κεχυμένως. ἀντὶ τοῦ πάνυ.
Notes:
[1] cf. rho 280.
[2] Cratinus fr. 441 Kock (487 K.-A.). Entry thus far = Photius rho171 Theodoridis.
[3] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 366 Pfeiffer. A papyrus fragment spells the verb ἀφνύονται (Lloyd-Jones and Parsons, fr. 366). According to Hesychius, ἀφνύει or ἀφνύνει means ὀλβίζει "enriches." Cf. scholion on Homer, Odyssey 15.425, where ῥυδόν occurs (web address 1).
[5] In the Greek, another adverb: poured-outedly.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 October 2010@22:37:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 October 2010@04:09:31.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 October 2013@06:17:21.

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